Fans of The X-Fileswill be delighted to hear that both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to reprise their roles on the beloved drama, which is scheduled to return to FOX for a six-part limited series run and will start production this summer.
"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," said Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of The X-Files. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."
After nine seasons (starting in Sept. 1993), the show came to an end in 2002. The franchise also included two feature films in 1998 and 2008. While on Fox, The X-Files TV series earned 16 Primetime and Creative Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.
The wildly popular mystery sci-fi drama follows two agents, Fox Mulder the believer (Duchovny) and Dana Scully the skeptic (Anderson), as they investigate the strange and unexplained.
After ending The X-Files in 2002 (and the film in 2008), Duchovny went on to star in Showtime's Californication in 2007. The series ended after seven seasons this past year. Meanwhile, Anderson stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Fall alongside Fifty Shades of Grey leading man Jamie Dornan.
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